November 29, 2020

Drawing with markers to render a Shoe 👟 Sneaker: Prismacolor Marker & digital Wacom Cintiq 16" pro

for the holiday season I thought it'd beappropriate to do a nice rendering of an ugly shoe sort of my ugly shoe renderingversion of the ugly sweater enjoy my ugly shoe rendering my name is EricStrebel I'm an industrial designer welcome to my channel about productdesign and making I hope that you like and joy and become a subscriber makesure you give the video a thumbs up and then you hit the bell hit the bell againso get the little parentheses around it that way you'll be notified every time Ihave a new video don't forget to check out the design and making merchants justbelow the video on the shelf t-shirts hoodies stickers leggings and phonecases so for this rendering we're going to start out with the simple linedrawing that I traced from an existing product it's a rendering video so I'mnot gonna spend my time designing the shoe I did make some minor modificationsjust to simplify things but the first thing I'm gonna start with is the groundplane shadow so we're assuming that the light is kind of coming down more orless from the top maybe a little bit from the right hand side and I place inall my shadows first so I know that underneath the shoes is gonna be thedarkest and then a little opening where your foot actually goes in is also gonnabe pretty dark here and I'm not going to talk too much about the markers that I'musing I'm going to post that on the screen below so you can only see whichmarker value that I'm using I'm going to talk a little bit more about strategyfor rendering this out and my selection of colors that etc etc on how I lay downthe stuff and where use that so I didn't have a ton ofcolors with me this is a demo that I did for my students at Wayne State where Iteach and the main color here I choose to start with was like a buff and Iimmediately don't like that and I try out some of the other colors so thisorange here that I'm using it's probably a start with a mineral or mineral orangeand then work up the value from there and here I lay down the mineral orangein the main panel of the shoe that's the main color that I'm using and that's thelightest of the orange colors that I have so right after that I'm going tocome in here with a burnt ocher and I'm gonna lay that down basically asthe shoe wraps so it's gonna get a little bit less light from the lightsource and it's gonna become a little bit darker so the thing to remember hereis to work quickly and I want to make sure that I'm always have what I calllike a wet edge or a wet surface particularly what I'm trying to bleedone color into the other when I'm using markers this is a difficult thing to doso you want to work quickly and come with that second color rightaway on top of that initial marker color so that the two can kind of bleed andyou'll see since this is time lapse or a speed-up in real time you can actuallykind of see the color sort of fade from one into the other and this can only bedone if you work quickly right on top of the color you just laid down with adarker color to get that fade it's a kind of a important technique thing andit's something that you'll have to work on and kind of practice so that you canget that nice color gradation using markers without having to come back anduse like some pastels to blend things in because working with the colors or thecolored markers here that prismacolor is just a lot easier to just stay withmarkers and instead of having to switch back and forth when you're doing amanual rendering like this so at this point I have a choice to makewhat color am I gonna make the tongue and I ultimately choose orange colorhere for the tongue and you know I gotta apologize for the color selection againit's an ugly shoe so it's a nice rendering of an ugly shoe certainly notmy style I would never wear it I see it more of it as like a bowling shoe supertacky it might be for some people I certainly see my share of ugly shoes outthere I'm pretty stunned at some of the shoes that I see that are released fromNike and Adidas that dayglo colors and it's just it's horrificbut I'm I'm kind of traditionalist so I like my stuff a little bit more muted sothis miss you may have appeal to some people but it's not something I wouldever buy or probably even suggest in sort of a color combination but it's thecolors that I had on hand so I carefully lay in the values for the tongue and Ileave all the laces white and I'm adding in just a tiny little bit of value herein the sole to show a little bit of form again the lights coming from the topdown I'm just using some gray and you don't need a lot to show a little bit ofform here in the sole to add some form and I'm gonna come back and add a littlebit of value into the laces as they kind of curve over and so on the bottom ofthe laces they get a little bit of gray just to show the lace has a little bitof form and then on the backside as well here of that panel where the laces tiein here I'm coming back in with a little bit of blue and then I feel the lacesneed a little bit more pop so I come back in with some more gray to add alittle bit of value there so now that my shoe is all done and kind of colored inwe're gonna start adding some of the details I'm gonna use a gel pen here andthis is 0.

25 gel pen so pretty fine so the detail work on the inside of the penexcuse me on the inside of the shoe is done with a pretty finepen I'm going to build up the values or increase the thickness of the pens as wego along depending upon the detail that we're coloring in so all this stuff onthe inside of the shoe gets pretty fine value when I'm using that point two-fivegel pen all the stitching and everything is done with this 0.

25 because I feellike that is not the really the focus of the shoe is really just a detail that Iwant to show off so now we are gonna step up to a point three gel pen andsome of these other panels like here in the toe and then around where the lacesare they are gonna get outlined it with something a little bit darker this bandof three here and I'll eventually increase that to a little bit more sowhen I have overlapping surfaces or I'm showing surfaces moving around somethingI will do that with the gel pen here to show that things have some depth and Ithink that's an important little detail to show where one panel ends and meetsit to the other to sort of show that little wrap around with a little darkerline to show some depth all these little panels they all getoutlined so they get a little bit of punch you can see where the edges ofthem are and then we'll come back a little bit later with a little bit ofwhite prismacolor to show some highlights on some of these areas butfor right now most everything is getting outlined with this gel pen at the pointthree and this is where the laces are gonna start to pop as they are gonna getoutlined as well this is where the rendering changes from this value studyor this value rendering into more of a line drawing to make things kind ofpunch when you do an industrial design sketching you're really not going forthat photo realism we are just trying to quickly or as efficiently and fast aspossible showcase our product with the least amount of work so we can go backto solving whatever problems that we need or doing another sketch toillustrate or show another solution or another view to our product and I comeback here with some more gray to add a little bit more depth onto those lacesso that they pop on the page and we're going to go in with a walnuthere and add a little bit of depth in the tongue area where that's a littlebit in shadow being cast by that top panel so again adding a little bit moredepth where there might be a little bit of a cast shadow area right down here sothat in conjunction with the black line really starts to make the sketch kind ofsing and pop in and have some depth where one panel is laying on top of theother I want to show that in the sketch it shows that you understand theconstruction of a product in this case a shoe how one panel is laid on top of theother or glued or sewn or both and to shows you understand the construction ofthe object so here we're going to go one step up to an even thicker gel pen youknow the point for and this is mainly outlining the productso that it pops off the page and then some of the panels that we'reparticularly one panel is on top of another to give it some additional depthalmost like the black line is a little cast shadow that's being cast from thelight and we're using that black line to sort of help emphasize and reinforcethat idea at this point most of the line work and value has been done on thesketch but I want to punch it up a little bit more I'm gonna use a thickergel pen in this case a uniball micro I don't know the exact size of the ball onthis thing but it is definitely heavier than the other gel pens that I've beenusing so what I really want to get a black black and I really want to dialthat in and add some punch I'll go with a heavier gel pen next we're gonna comeback in with a little bit of white prismacolor and this is sort of wherethe light is hitting directly on top of the shoot to add some more form you canalso use this technique if you need to blend two colors let's say your blendisn't really good you can use the white to sort of smooth over the blend of thetwo to help with that transition from one color to the next I sign my name andat this point the traditional sort of hand sketch is done and we're going totake it into the computer it's scanned in at 300 dpiand the first thing I'm going to do is sort of crop it to today's sort offormat like a sixteen by nine aspect ratio which is what I like towork in and next we're a color balance it I use the levels tool and that addsallows me to add some contrast to the image as well as clean up and make thewhites white and get the punch in the sketch that I really want either I wantto punch it up more than it was before or I want to just get it to the way thatI want next most of the digital work that I'm doing here is just cleaning upthe marker bleed in the places that are really bad and kind of driving me crazywhere I didn't pay attention or I wasn't careful enough in this case here I'mdoing most of the work with the brush tool and in this case just coming inwith a standard blue but I will come back in with the clone tool here and Iwill clone that color correct so any black lines that overlap or a littlemessy color bleed that's all getting fixed here in digital I'm really notdoing a lot of rendering I'm not gonna change anything because I really likethe texture of the paper and the marker and I want to keep that sort ofold-school feel but I just want to clean it up that's sort of the beauty of thedigital for me is I like to be able to just come back and fix some of thoselittle mistakes stuff that you couldn't do in the past now of course the beautyof digital here is that you can zoom in and out super close on those detailsthat's something that you can't do in real life it does allow you to fix a lotof things and that's why I'm using mainly using the digital tool forI'm using a Cintiq here a 16-inch it's a brand new tool for me I've had a Cintiqfor a long time it smouldered I had a older twenty fourUX and I recently upgraded to this 16 inch unit and has a touchscreen on itallows me to zoom in and out with my fingers and I'm just sort of gettingused to it so I fumble around on some of these tools here you see me pop into themenus here and there as I'm sort of learning the new shortcuts that I haveset up with the hotkey remote that is a separate tool and it was you know Ireally liked it before the simplicity of it I almost feel like there's too manycontrols on the new Cintiq when they stripped away the ones that were builtin you've got to buy this hotkey remote and there are just so many buttons andso many options on this new thing that it makes it difficult I find justprogramming the keys and getting to remember where everything is but thetool is amazing I do use it a lot and probably couldn't do my my normalworkflow without my Cintiq because I certainly don't have the coordination todraw on a tablet and look at a screen I really need to draw right on top ofwhatever it is that I'm working on so as you know a bit of advice if you canafford it buy a Cintiq it's well worth the money I see a lot of kids sketchingon iPads but it just doesn't have the same fidelity that something like aCintiq has and or their control and I feel the software on the iPads is notquite up to snuff but it's getting there and someday we'll probably all be drawnon iPads but for right now since he's the king hope you enjoyed this very 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